John McGrath of The News Tribune says the Seattle Seahawks may be gaining steam as popular underdog in the playoffs.
“I’ve got no way of proving this, but I suspect the Seahawks are becoming a sort of trendy playoff contender appreciated by neutral fans.
“It’s as if the Hawks are the Pabst Blue Ribbon of the NFL: Devoid of pretenses, exceptional at nothing, they’re so removed from the realm of cool that they’re cool.
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“Super Bowl aspirants typically win no fewer than 10 regular-season games. They boast six or seven Pro Bowl selections, and at least one consensus All-Pro.
“Without a Pro Bowl selection, much less an All-Pro, they’re the hottest team in the conference, survivors of a loser-out game against St. Louis that found them grinding out the clock, then a playoff game against New Orleans that found them scoring four touchdowns and a field goal in a span of five possessions.”
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Peter King of Sports Illustrated talks to quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who says Seattle used a play that the Bengal ran successfully against New Orleans earlier this season, the 7-yard touchdown to John Carlson where he faked a cut block on the backside and got open alone in the end zone.
Dan Pompei of the National Football Post says the Seahawks head coaching job is one of the eight best in the country, and also offers some information on the best middle linebacker prospects coming out for this year’s draft.
Steve Rudman of Sportpressnw.com takes a statistical look back at Seattle’s Oct. 17 contest against the Bears.
Jim Moore of Seattlepi.com has caught Seahawks fever.
Pat Kirwan of the NFL Network says Seattle winning the field position battle was the key to the Seahawks win over the Saints.
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune offers a sneak preview of the upcoming matchup between Seattle and Chicago.
Rick Morrisey of The Chicago Sun-Times says the Bears lucked out by getting a rematch with Seattle.